What is it that makes someone an expert? Isn’t there always someone else who knows more or less? Can anyone truly be an expert? That’s right folks, we can go around in circles all day and wind up like a knotted ball of yarn. I think it depends on who’s asking and if the information or service is valuable and helpful to them.
: having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience
1 a : a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances; b : faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way
2 : the quality or state of being certain
This is why confidence is key. You need confidence to share what you know without having to feel as if you are competing with others, to know that it’s valuable and can really make a difference in someone’s life. We do it all the time – as soon as we learn something that really helps us we are eager to share it with anyone who will listen.
So what is that thing you know or do that people always seem to come to you for help with? You know, that thing that even though people know you don’t have a degree or license in they still come to you for it because you’re great at it and they value your input/help and view you as an expert anyway. I believe we’re all a genius at something – identify what that something is for you and share it. You don’t always need a group of letters after your name to be really good at something but you do need the confidence to know that you are really good at it and that it can benefit others.
Mel’s Two Cents: I invite you to share your gift or talent with others. Pay if forward. Make a difference in someone life. Be a mentor. Help someone up the ladder. Not only will it make you feel good, warm your heart and put a big smile on your face, but you can gain a friend, start a trend or even start a new business. Care to share my friends.
Until next time.
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